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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody really believe that people shouldn't marry someone because of their star sign?

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I doubt it.
Most people don't believe in it.

For the record, I'm a Pisces and He's an Aries.
Don't know if that's a good match astrology wise, but it never stopped us from getting married.

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Astrology is important to people who think it is important.
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I know what my sign is but I don't know my wife's, obviously I know her birthday and I could look it up easily enough.

When I was dating if someone had compared our signs to see if we were compatible I would have found it pretty amusing, if they had taken the results seriously I'd have made like a lead seagull and got the flock out of there. :-)
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The doctor that attended to your birth had more gravitational influence on you than the alignment of the other planets.
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Yes, lots of people believe lots of ridiculous things.

Some people actually think there's a bearded guy up in the clouds and if you drop to your knees every night and on Sunday mornings good things will happen to you but if they don't it's because he has some sort of better plan for you.
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Yes, lots of people believe lots of ridiculous things.

Some people actually think there's a bearded guy up in the clouds and if you drop to your knees every night and on Sunday mornings good things will happen to you but if they don't it's because he has some sort of better plan for you.
Let's leave santa out of this.
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Does anybody really believe that people shouldn't marry someone because of their star sign?

I wouldn't marry anyone who put credence into "star signs".
Is that close enough for ya?
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Astrology isn't something I spend much time thinking about, but 2hen my husband and I got together, a friend gave us a star chart compatibility report for a present. It wasn't just the sun signs, but a full breakdown of all the planets, all their alignments and positions at the specific date and time of our respective births. It had all the details. And according to these charts, we were way above average in compatibility, and had a surprising number of connections, and according to my friend, it was not at all surprising that we were drawn to each other, and would likely have a very good relationship.

And I have to admit that we are about as close as you can get to soul mates, and are now 20 years in.
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Yes, lots of people believe lots of ridiculous things.

Some people actually think there's a bearded guy up in the clouds and if you drop to your knees every night and on Sunday mornings good things will happen to you but if they don't it's because he has some sort of better plan for you.
It's one thing to state your opinion on a subject but another to belittle a persons opinion on the same subject.

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It's one thing to state your opinion on a subject but another to belittle a persons opinion on the same subject.
Who is belittling? I simply described what people say they do when they pray. They drop to their knees and they ask for God to do something for them, and sometimes good things happen and "he" is given the credit and sometimes the person still dies or they don't work out their relationship problems or some other catastrophe happens with no resolution and rather than say "oh this prayer thing doesnt work why do I bother" they just give him a pass for whatever reasons they choose. That little girl was kidnapped, beaten and murdered? Those people in the church were wiped out by a madman in the middle of their religious ceremony? God has a plan. Or depending on your beliefs, he chooses not to interfere. Or Satan is more powerful In which case, why even bother praying in the first place?

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Who is belittling? I simply described what people say they do when they pray. They drop to their knees and they ask for God to do something for them, and sometimes good things happen and "he" is given the credit and sometimes the person still dies or they don't work out their relationship problems or some other catastrophe happens with no resolution and rather than say "oh this prayer thing doesnt work why do I bother" they just give him a pass for whatever reasons they choose. That little girl was kidnapped, beaten and murdered? Those people in the church were wiped out by a madman in the middle of their religious ceremony? God has a plan. Or depending on your beliefs, he chooses not to interfere. Or Satan is more powerful In which case, why even bother praying in the first place?
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Astrology isn't something I spend much time thinking about, but 2hen my husband and I got together, a friend gave us a star chart compatibility report for a present. It wasn't just the sun signs, but a full breakdown of all the planets, all their alignments and positions at the specific date and time of our respective births. It had all the details. And according to these charts, we were way above average in compatibility, and had a surprising number of connections, and according to my friend, it was not at all surprising that we were drawn to each other, and would likely have a very good relationship.

And I have to admit that we are about as close as you can get to soul mates, and are now 20 years in.
I was in a coffee shop on Thursday waiting for my gf to finish shopping and there was a group of women talking about a friend who had broken up with her husband.She told them one of the reasons for the breakup was their star signs were incompatible.The thing is most of these women were discussing this very seriously.Frankly I think it is a load of rubbish but when I googled it there was a huge amount of articles on the subject.For what it's worth I am an Aries and so is my gf.
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I was in a coffee shop on Thursday waiting for my gf to finish shopping and there was a group of women talking about a friend who had broken up with her husband.She told them one of the reasons for the breakup was their star signs were incompatible.The thing is most of these women were discussing this very seriously.Frankly I think it is a load of rubbish but when I googled it there was a huge amount of articles on the subject.For what it's worth I am an Aries and so is my gf.
If they were simply making statements about the sun sign (birth month), then it is no doubt rubbish. A friend of mine used to write the horoscopes for a newspaper chain, and he quite literally just made stuff up -- whatever he felt like saying at the time. So if these women were just assuming that because she was a this and he was a that, they can't be compatible, then I'd agree absolutely that it's bunk.

TBH, I don't know all that much about astrology, but I do know people who do, and it's actually very complex. Just because you and your gf are Aries, for example, doesn't mean you are compatible. There are 9 planets in inter-relationship, and each will be in a different sign at the moment of your birth, and in a different position depending on the place. And any real astrologer will tell you that you need to map out these positions and signs, and examine those inter-relationships to make any sort of accurate interpretation.

Astrology is everyone's favorite whipping post example of pseudo-science, but while I'd agree that lots of it, especially the pop stuff in newspapers and magazines is 100% bunk, I also think it's totally dismissed out of hand by people who have no idea of what it is and what it involves, and no inclination to test their own hypotheses.

I wouldn't have broken up with my husband if our star charts showed us to be incompatible -- but I would've broken up with him if we actually were incompatible on important issues. And it's possible that since I had those star charts, I might be reflecting back on them, and then overheard in a cafe saying that we had to break up because our star charts showed we were incompatible. Just sayin'
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I was in a coffee shop on Thursday waiting for my gf to finish shopping and there was a group of women talking about a friend who had broken up with her husband.She told them one of the reasons for the breakup was their star signs were incompatible.The thing is most of these women were discussing this very seriously.Frankly I think it is a load of rubbish but when I googled it there was a huge amount of articles on the subject.For what it's worth I am an Aries and so is my gf.
Astrology is pure rubbish and nobody should pay any need to it
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